[Intestinal lymphangiectasis secondary to cicatricial fibrosis of mesenteric nodes: a nosologic entity?].

Abstract

Exsudative enteropathy was suspected in a 27-year-old man with lower limb edema, hypoprotidemia and hypoalbuminemia. Gastrointestinal mucosa, kidney, liver, and heart were normal. Laparoscopy showed diffuse small intestine lymphangiectasia. This diagnosis was confirmed by the microscopic examination of several biopsies obtained at laparotomy. Pathological… (More)

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